The Association between Enterovirus 71 Infections and Meteorological Parameters in Taiwan

  title={The Association between Enterovirus 71 Infections and Meteorological Parameters in Taiwan},
  author={Hsiao-Ling Chang and Chia-Pin Chio and Huey-Jen Su and Chung-Min Liao and Chuan-Yao Lin and Wen-Yi Shau and Yun-Chan Chi and Ya-ting Cheng and Yuan-Lin Chou and Chung-yi Li and Kwo-Liang Chen and K W Chen},
  booktitle={PloS one},
BACKGROUND Enterovirus 71 (EV71) infections are a significant cause of neurological disorder and death in children worldwide. Seasonal variations in EV71 infections have been recognized, but the mechanisms responsible for this phenomenon remain unknown. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between meteorological parameters and EV71 infection. METHODS AND FINDINGS We analyzed the number of EV71 infections and daily climate data collected in Taiwan between 1998 and 2008 and… CONTINUE READING
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